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Address: Stoke Row, Henley-on-Thames, England

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Quirky Indian Well in rural Oxfordshire

Not easy to find but worth a short, 20 minute, visit if you are close by. Well written board explaining the building and origins of the well.

Reviewed 1 week ago
graham b
Gloucester, United Kingdom

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to find but worth a short, 20 minute, visit if you are close by. Well written board explaining the building and origins of the well.

Thank graham b
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well cared-for and unexpected feature hidden in a remote Chiltern Village. A perfectly Indian well-head in a quintessentially English village. The charming story of how it got to be there is explained on-site.

Thank rfortey
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Well has an interesting history, it won't take long to visit, and next door is the Cherry Tree pub which has great food.

Thank Julian M
Cannock, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Superbly quirky monument now. The gift from a Maharajah to a village in England to repay a kindness shown many years before. A wonderful tale and a delightful quick visit.Brilliant!

Thank TallBloke68
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Worth a visit between seeing Greys court and Nuffield Place. Strange place but lovely story about the well and Cherry Orchard. Nicely maintained.

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Well documented local history of the well on a visitor's board. Unusual pretty well to find in rural Oxfordshire but worth a quick stop if you are passing. Easily walked from The Cherry Tree Inn. Quiet and relaxing on a Sunday morning

Thank Jo M
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Imagine something you'd expect to find in India, superimposed on a well in an English village and there you have it. The well, though no longer used in earnest, still has water and is topped by a dome and a gilded elephant above the well housing. Adjacent is the former well keeper's cottage (now private): a quaint six sided tiny... More 

Thank VioletEngland48
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Not really a destination in itself, just a nice place to drop into and explore on the way somewhere else. There's a lovely story to be told about the Well's history (No Spoilers!) and both it and the attached orchard are certainly lovely. Just don't expect to hold the attention of your kids here for more than 20 minutes! Enjoy... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Having driven by the signs on numerous occassions, we finally managed to get to this rather lovely bit of English History. It was a short stop but an utterly fascinating find in a small village.

Thank Aliena57
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

It was dug, by hand, of course – all 368 feet of it to a width of 4 feet. That’s in excess of the height of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Thank badgeman007

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